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Archive for December 2011

Tulipa: A Street Light Powered by Wind

Tulipa: A Street Light Powered by Wind
The whole world is all about green these days, and I’m not talking about money. There has been so much talk and fuss about global warming and climate change recently, that we all need to be more conscious about using our resources.

Make Your Own View-Master Reels with Image3D

Make Your Own View-Master Reels with Image3D
I remember the old View-Master viewer and reels from when I was a kid. Most people have probably used a View-Master 3D viewer at some point in their childhood. The images were fun. But what if you want to make your own custom picture reels?
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Portal 2 PotatOS Science Kit: How are You Holding Up?

Portal 2 PotatOS Science Kit: How are You Holding Up?
If you’re still trying to figure out what to buy me for Christmas, I just found it. The guys at ThinkGeek continue to rock out the awesome Portal 2 inspired merch with this…

NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!

NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!
Those cats over at NASA come up with some wild ideas from time to time and one of their latest ideas may well be the strangest I have seen in a while. NASA has devised a plan to harpoon a comet as it streaks by.

Snappily 3D App Happily Shoots 3D iPhone Pics (Glasses Not Included)

Snappily 3D App Happily Shoots 3D iPhone Pics (Glasses Not Included)
The world has gone 3D crazy these days, it seems. I am all for some sweet 3D content at the movie theater or with some shows on TV. I am not all for 3D everything though.

Autom The Diet Robot Now Shipping, Keeps You from Cheating (on Your Food)

Autom The Diet Robot Now Shipping, Keeps You from Cheating (on Your Food)
Autom is a little robot that is designed to help you lose weight by being a good buddy and coach. The robot will talk to you every day and get to know your habits, then react accordingly.

Star Wars Episode V Retold in Icons

Star Wars Episode V Retold in Icons
Wayne Dorrington decided that it was time that the story of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, needed to be retold using only icons – or as he calls it “Iconoscope.” I have to say that it’s pretty funny, especially when you’ve seen Empire as many times as I have.

The Dark Meadow for Android Gets a Teaser Trailer, Still Looks Great

The Dark Meadow for Android Gets a Teaser Trailer, Still Looks Great
I just told you about The Dark Meadow game being available for the Android platform and now a new teaser trailer has been released. The trailer gives you an idea of what you will find in the game when it’s launched in early 2012 on Android.

Vending Machine Gets See-Through Touchscreen, Facial Recognition Tech

Vending Machine Gets See-Through Touchscreen, Facial Recognition Tech
If recent developments are any indication, I think we’re on the precipice of a whole new era in vending machines. Thanks to modern technology, these mechanical devices are about to get an upgrade. Here’s one new concept design which adds a large touchscreen to the front of the machine to help you with your transactions.

Scientists Testing Automated Learning via fMRI: Shut Up and Take My Studies!

Scientists Testing Automated Learning via fMRI: Shut Up and Take My Studies!
Remember how Neo cheated fast-tracked his Kung-Fu and weapon proficiency in The Matrix? That might soon be possible in the real world. In the false world. In our world. This one. Dammit. Whoa. A recent set of experiments have indicated that it’s possible to teach a person by copying the brain patterns from another person who is good at the task to be taught.

Handmade QR Codes: Yep, They Still Scan!

Handmade QR Codes: Yep, They Still Scan!
QR codes are meant to be created digitally, but that didn’t stop Lauren Manning and Camile Wei-Hsin Lin from creating their own handmade versions, which surprisingly still scan just fine. Most of these were created using found objects, which makes them even more interesting.

Tokyoflash Kisai On Air Watch is Surprisingly Easy to Read

Tokyoflash Kisai On Air Watch is Surprisingly Easy to Read
Tokyoflash is notorious for releasing wristwatches with complicated designs, so I was a bit surprised to see them release the minimalistic On Air wristwatch. It barely has any tricks up its sleeve, merely combining the hour hand and the minute display.

FLOTE Stand Makes Tablet Usage Hands-Free, Looks Cool Doing It

FLOTE Stand Makes Tablet Usage Hands-Free, Looks Cool Doing It
When it comes to choosing a stand for your tablet or e-reader, which matters more to you: portability, size, ease of storage, or functionality? If you answered ease of storage, then you probably won’t like the FLOTE very much.

X-Ray App That Lets You See Through Model’s Clothing Boosts Sales

X-Ray App That Lets You See Through Model’s Clothing Boosts Sales
So here’s more proof that sex sells. I think it’s sort of sad why a lot of retailers push women dressed in skimpy or revealing stuff when they aren’t even selling said clothing (or rather, lingerie) in the first place.

TabStrummer Keyboard-Guitar Combo is the Real Keytar

TabStrummer Keyboard-Guitar Combo is the Real Keytar
It’s hard to tell if the Tabstrummer hails from the future or the past. One thing is for sure, it looks downright awesome. It’s a stand-alone programmable MIDI controller that is half guitar and half keyboard.

FAA Clears iPad for Use in Flight by Pilots

FAA Clears iPad for Use in Flight by Pilots
The FAA has announced that it has cleared the Apple iPad for use in commercial flights in all stages of the flight by pilots. American Airlines has conducted tests of both iPad and iPad 2 for all phases of flight for the last 6 months, it has been deemed it safe for flight.
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